Instructors establish attendance policies to support academic excellence in their courses. Students who must miss classes, especially for Stetson-sanctioned activities, must discuss these in advance with the instructor. Examples of sanctioned activities include but are not limited to participation in Stetson-authorized athletic competitions or musical performances. Stetson University supports participation in and observance of religious and spiritual practices and will endeavor to make reasonable accommodation of the academic schedule to make such participation possible. The impact on academic excellence is always the central concern in any accommodation.